Apple Talk 12: The media is the iPhone message

iPhone 7 removed the headphone jack and added a two lens camera system, but how well did they sell them on the event stage? Gartenberg, Caldwell, and Ritchie explore the spin!

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Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.

  • I found a funny video from College Humor about the Headphone port. It's NSFW
  • Thanks for doing this episode folks. I have a lengthy commute each day and I really enjoy listening to Apple Talk while on said commute. You all sounded a bit tired and about to hit the road/air (yet again) and I just wanted to say I appreciate the effort. Great content and again, thank you. Sent from the iMore App
  • This was refreshing to hear. I am so tired about all the complaining about the headphone jack. I always found it to be a pain even trying to get the different headphone jacks into my iPhone due to the case of how some jacks were wide and couldn't even go in all the way. Only the apple headphone jack would seem to fit in. Having a lightning pair of headphones in the box will be nice and I think I would even get one for my iPhone SE. As was said in the podcast, there is still the dongle in the box as well to use any headphones you wish. This is even greater for me since then my audio-technica ATH-M50x's and their wide jack will fit easier into the dongle. I have bose sound link II bluetooth headphones also that I already use with my iPhone or iPad and Apple TV 4. I haven't had the connection issues or dropouts people keep talking about. Haven't had a single drop out. I'm just glad to move ahead and welcome the change. I think it will offer more connected device options in the future also. Even ones that used the headphone jack, could be improved through using the lightning port. The watch still isn't appealing to me and quite expensive. For those that feel the need for it, like even runners, I still don't feel so sure about it. Battery life is still limited and I'm not really sure what the purpose of it is yet. Its still so new though. I'm just hoping for more updates to my Apple TV 4. I've installed the GM of Mac OS Sierra on my mac and updated my iOS devices to iOS 10. I hope the new update for tvOS will help clear up some of my frustrations with the device. I know its still very new and even when apple TV 3 came out it took time to mature.